Top Ten Worst Ways to Get Followers on TheTopTens

We all want followers, we really do.Sometimes, though, we`ll use stupid ways and techniques to gain loyal and trustworthy fans.We`ll have a look at them today.

The Top Ten

1 The "Follow Me I'll Follow You Tactic"

This tactic annoys me, stat padders use it all the time, which is annoying because they're really doing nothing to earn those followers - of course excluding outlaws. MSS used this and now he is the fifth most followed user on the site, even though half those followers are accounts that lasted a week. Now with the option to quick view accounts it has become an even easier process. - DapperPickle

I actually do follow back anyone who follows me but this tactic's kinda dumb anyways - Neonco31

Now silent approach is more acceptable without a reply, or even creating a message just a fond respect for one another. - htoutlaws2012

2 Constantly Messaging Users Your Content

When I tend to nag the community its just for all fair play if you get what I mean... I wouldn't say you need to see this inset blog series episode number. This can be done if the user has a strong interest in the users comment without even being informed of it. - htoutlaws2012

That is quite bad, shoving your content down others' throats. I did it once or twice, mainly because I had a doubt, and nothing else - styLIShT

Jack2244 and Riverstone and two recent offenders, and even though 1 of those two is a decent user, it still isn't an effective way to get followers or get more views on lists and posts (the more I think about his item the more I realise that it's more for views than actual followers) - DapperPickle

They think it's networking, or making people aware of their existence. It's actually just confirmation that you should change your settings to only accept PMs from people you follow. - BlarchBlaces

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3 Trolling

If you're a good, funny troll this is effective - but you're not really gaining real fans, are you? You're just going to be labeled as a funny troll and not much else. - DapperPickle

Whether or not the trolling annoys people or not, it's still low quality content at the end of the day. - IronSabbathPriest

Majority of them end up not lasting long afterwards. - htoutlaws2012

Trolling Is VERY Stupid - JPK

4 Starting Controversies

This can ruined the users's reputation if done the wrong way. There are a few exception who have over succeeded that label. - htoutlaws2012

Going against users will make you lose respect - but in some ways it can earn you some sweet follower points.I obviously wouldn't recommend this since it is almost never effective. - DapperPickle

5 Spamming Uninspiring Lists

Pretty much clone lists, and new users take a look at okay. - htoutlaws2012

Be sure to copy/paste from wikipedia into your comment so it'll look professional and get a nice HQ rating. - DapperPickle

Sometimes, I try too hard not to do that and alter the wiki version quite seriously - styLIShT

6 Flooding the Band Page

Not sure how this is possible honestly. - htoutlaws2012

You may not know this, Admin, but the BAND is probably the biggest place for Toptenners other than TTT itself, there are a handful of users still posting and usually a new user will become popular if they join the BAND and contribute...but as long as they don't spam stupid articles. - DapperPickle

What is the "BAND" anyways? - SpectralOwl

It's a site where you have no rules basically, (unless you want to behave immaturely) and talk whatever you want to. I hate promoting sites like this, but give it a shot. - htoutlaws2012

7 Commenting on Everything

You don't necessarily need to comment on every item... such as repetitive selections. - htoutlaws2012

8 Joining the Bandwagon

In other words the person who begs for the likelihood atmosphere I take it of something happening of the current timeline. - htoutlaws2012

Trust me, it doesn't give you any points at all, as everybody else is doing the same thing. - DapperPickle

Oh, Puga and Therandom hate admin! I must too to get them to like me! - IronSabbathPriest

9 Bullying them into it

I haven't experienced this, but this sounds awful. - TheFourthWorld

Yeah that's a no no... I'm not trying to force if you don't wanna follow me, or vise versa then move on. - htoutlaws2012

I actually got a message that said in all caps “FOLLOW ME NOW! ” So I blocked them. - lovefrombadlands

10 Be Extremely Nice

Its best to be neutral, and cautions of who you end up following... I have seen some very screwed accounts over the years it ain't pleasant. - htoutlaws2012

The Contenders

11 Remixing Lists and Nothing Else

I do this, and I'm highly respected by the work I gain followers surprisingly enough as I'm doing remixes. If anything this is the time for remixes to really start booming again. - htoutlaws2012

Who even looks at remixes unless it's a toptenner related list? - DapperPickle

12 Being Desperate for Attention

This involves 7,2 and 1 but at the same time. It’s really annoying - Gametheorysucks

13 Act Like Someone You're Not
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